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Select Publications by MPCI Faculty

2007

• Cifu A, Fischer M, Harrell H, Alper E. Incorporating reflective writing into the clerkship. AAIM Insight 2007;1:12-13.

Mazor KM, Zanetti ML, Alper EJ, Hatem D, Barrett SV, Meterko V, Gammon W, Pugnaire MP. Assessing professionalism in the context of an OSCE: An in-depth study of the rating process. Med Education 2007;41:331-340.

• Geiger AM, Thwin SS, Lash TL, Buist DSM, Prout MN, Wei F, Field TS, Yood MU, Frost FJ, Enger SM, Silliman RA. Recurrences and second primary breast cancers in older women with early stage disease initially. Cancer 2007;109:955-74.

• Goldstein RB, Dugan E, Trachtenberg F, Peli E. The impact of a video intervention on the use of low vision assistive devices. Optometry and Vision Science 2007;84:208-17.

• Harper MA, Dugan E, Espeland MA, Martinez-Borges A, McQuellon C. Why African American women are at greater risk for pregnancy-related death. Annals of Epidemiology 2007;17:180-185.

Briesacher BA, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. Patients at-risk for cost-related medication nonadherence: A review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med 2007;22:864- 71.

• Shea DG, Terza JV, Briesacher BA, Stuart B. Moral hazard in Medicare coverage for prescription drugs, Health Services Research 2007;42:933-949.

• Raebel MA, McClure DL, Chan KA, Simon SR, Feldstein A, Lafata JE, Andrade SE, Gunter MJ, Nelson WW, Roblin D, Platt R. Laboratory evaluation of potassium and creatinine in ambulatory patients prescribed spironolactone: Are we monitoring for hyperkalemia? Ann Pharmacother 2007;41:193-200.

• Herrinton LJ, Liu L, Lafata JE, Allison JE, Andrade SE, Korner EJ, Chan KA, Platt R, Hiatt D, O’Connor S. Estimation of the period prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease among nine health plans using computerized diagnoses and outpatient pharmacy dispensings. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2007;13:451-461.

• Lash TL, Fox MP, Thwin SS, Geiger AM, Buist DSM, Wei F, Field TS, Ulcickas Yood M, Frost F, Enger SM, Prout MN, Silliman RA. Probabilistic corrections for misclassification in medical record abstract data using an imperfect internal validation study. Am J Epidemiol 2007;165:1454-61.

• Lash TL, Fox MP, Buist DSM, Wei F, Field TS, et al. Mammography surveillance and mortality in older breast cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol 2007;25:3001-6.

• Schech S, Graham D, Staffa J, Andrade SE, La Grenade L, Burgess M, Blough D, Stergachis A, Shatin D, Chan KA, Platt R. Risk factors for statin-associated rhabdomyolysis. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2007;16:352-358.

Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Radford M, Harrold LR, Becker R, Reed G, DeBellis K, Moldoff J, Verzier N. The safety of warfarin therapy in the nursing home. Am J Med 2007;120:539-44.

Harrold LR, Saag KG, Yood RA, Mikuls TR, Andrade SE, Fouayzi H, Davis J, Chan KA, Raebel MA, Von Worley A, Platt R. Validity of gout diagnoses in administrative data. Arthritis Rheum 2007;57:103-108.

Field TS, Mazor K, Debellis K, Briesacher BA, Gurwitz JH. Adverse drug events resulting from patient errors among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007;55:271-276.

Doubeni C, Field TS, Buist DSM, Korner EJ, Bigelow C, Lamerato L, Herrinton L, Quinn VP, Hart G, Hornbrook MC, Gurwitz JH, Wagner EH. Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population. Cancer 2007;109:612-20.

• Spencer FA, Lessard D, Doubeni C, Yarzebski J, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Treatment practices and outcomes of patients with established peripheral arterial disease hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in a community setting. Am Heart J 2007;153:140-6.

• Wagner AK, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Zhang F, Gilden DB, Cosler L, Soumerai SB. Effect of New York State regulatory action on benzodiazepine prescribing and hip fracture rates. Ann Intern Med 2007;146:96-103.

• Rochon PA, Stukel TA, Bronskill SE, Gomes T, Sykora K, Wodchis WP, Hillmer M, Kopp A, Gurwitz JH, Anderson GM. Variation in nursing home antipsychotic prescribing rates. Arch Intern Med 2007;167:676-83.

• Bambauer KZ, Safran DG, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Adams AS, Gurwitz JH, Pierre- Jacques M, Soumerai SB. Depression and cost-related medication nonadherence in Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2007;64:602-8.

• Gill SS, Bronskill SE, Normand SLT, Anderson GM, Sykora K, Lam K, Bell CM, Lee PE, Fischer H, Herrmann N, Gurwitz JH, Rochon PA. Antipsychotic drug use and mortality among older adults with dementia. Ann Intern Med 2007;146:775-786.

• Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Kotch J, Schiff N, Stille CJ, Steingard R, Finkelstein JA. Parental knowledge about antibiotic use: Results of a cluster- randomized, multi-community intervention. Pediatrics 2007;119:698-706.

• Smetana GW, Landon BE, Bindman AB, Burstin H, Davis RB, Tjia J, Rich EC. A comparison of outcomes resulting from generalist versus specialist care for a single discrete medical condition: A systematic review and methodologic critique. Arch of Intern Med 2007;167:10-20.

• Brown JS, Kulldorff M, Chan KA, Davis RL, Graham D, Pettus PT, Andrade SE, Baebel MA, Herrinton L, Roblin D, Boudreau D, Smith D, Gurwitz JH, Gunter MJ, Platt R. Early detection of adverse drug events within population-based health networks: application of sequential testing methods. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2007;16:1275-1284.

Briesacher BA, Andrade SE, Yood RA, Kahler KH. Consequences of poor compliance with bisphosphonates. Bone 2007;41:882-887.

• Shea DG, Terza JV, Briesacher BA, Stuart B. Moral hazard in Medicare coverage for prescription drugs, Health Services Research 2007;42: 933-949.

Field TS, Mazor K, Debellis K, Briesacher BA, Gurwitz JH. Adverse drug events resulting from patient errors among older adults. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 2007;55:271-276.

Saczynski JS, Rebok GW, & Whitfield KE. Spontaneous strategy production and use in middle aged and older adults. Experimental Aging Research 2007;33:273-294.

Saczynski JS, White L, Peila R, Rodriguez BL, & Launer LJ. The relationship between ApoA-1 and dementia: The Honolulu Asian Aging Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2007;165:985-992. *Accompanying Editorial

• Gore JM, Spencer FA, Goldberg RJ, Kennelly BM, Fox KAA, Allegrone J, Eagle KA, Anderson FA, Steg PG, on behalf of the GRACE Investigators. Use of heparins in non- ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. Am J Med 2007;120:63-71.

Goldberg RJ, Ciampa J, Lessard D, Meyer TE, Spencer FA. Long-term survival after heart failure: a contemporary population-based perspective. Arch Intern Med 2007;167:490-496.

• Bouchard JL, Aurigemma GP, Goldberg RJ, Fournier JB, Vinch CS, Hill JC, Ennis CA, Tighe DA, Meyer TE. Heart failure in the “oldest old”: Clinical and echocardiographic insights. Am J Geriatric Cardiol 2007;16:236-242.

• Spencer FA, Goldberg RJ, Gore JM, Fox KAA, Avezum A, Agnelli G, Kritharides L, Anderson FA, Goodman SG, FitzGerald G, Allegrone J, Brieger D. Comparison of Utilization of Statin Therapy at Hospital Discharge and 6-month Outcomes in Patients with an Acute Coronary Syndrome and Serum Low Density Lipoprotein >100 mg/dl versus <100 mg/dl. Am J Cardiol 2007;100:913-918.

• Gagliardi S, Mazor KM. Student decisions about lecture attendance: Do electronic course materials make a difference? Academic Med 2007;82:S73-S76.

Mazor KM, Clauser BE, Holtman M, Margolis MJ. Evaluation of missing data in an assessment of professional behaviors. Academic Medicine. 2007;82:S44-S47.

Mazor KM, Baril J, Dugan E, Spencer F, Burgwinkle P, Gurwitz JH. Patient Education About Anticoagulant Medication: Is Narrative Evidence or Statistical Evidence More Effective? Patient Education and Counseling 2007;26:145-157.

Mazor KM, Haley HL, Sullivan K, Quirk ME. Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Computer-Based Test To Assess Physician's Communication Skills. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2007;19:162-167

Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Okolo J, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gore JM. Long-term trends in the use of coronary reperfusion strategies in acute myocardial infarction: A community-wide perspective. J Thromb and Thrombolysis 2007;23;163-171.

• Spencer FA, Emery C, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: A community-based perspective. The Worcester Venous Thromboembolism Study. Am J Med 2007;120:678-684.

Goldberg RJ, Kramer DG, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gore JM. Serum glucose levels and hospital outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction without prior diabetes: A community-wide perspective. Coronary Artery Dis 2007;18:125-131.

Goldberg RJ, Rosen J, Roselli A, Lewis B. Survey of physician’s attitudes and practices toward lipid-lowering management strategies. Cardiology 2007;107:302-306.

• Spencer FA, Lessard D, Doubeni C, Yarzebski J, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Treatment practices and outcomes of patients with established peripheral arterial disease hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in a community setting. Am Heart J 2007;153:140-146.

• Chen JLT, Sosnov J, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Gore J, Goldberg RJ. Use of do-not- resuscitate orders in patients with kidney disease hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. Am J Kidney Dis 2007;49:83-90.

• Alpert JS, Goldberg RJ. Dear Patient: Association is not synonymous with causality. (Editorial) Am J Med 2007;120:649-650.

• Tonne C, Melly S, Mittleman M, Coull B, Goldberg RJ, Schwartz J. A case-control analysis of exposure to traffic and acute myocardial infarction. Environmental Health Perspectives 2007;115:53-57.

Goldberg RJ, Spencer FA, Steg PG, Flather M, Montalescot G, Gurfinkel EP, Kennelly BM, Goodman SG, Dedrick R, Gore JM, for the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events Investigators. Increasing use of single and combination medical therapy in patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction in the 21st century. Arch Intern Med 2007;167:1766-1773.

• Hahn J, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Goldberg J, Pruell S, Spencer FA, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. A community-wide perspective into changing trends in the utilization of diagnostic and interventional procedures in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J 2007;153:594-605.

• Ismailov RM, Goldberg RJ, Lessard D, Spencer FA. Decompensated heart failure in the setting of kidney dysfunction: A community-wide perspective. Nephron Clin Pract 2007;107:c147-c155.

• Spencer FA, Moscucci M, Granger CB, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ, Steg PG, Goodman SG, Budaj A, Fitzgerald G, Fox KAA, for the GRACE Investigators. Does co- morbidity account for the excess mortality in patients with major bleeding in acute myocardial infarction? Circulation 2007;116:2793-2801.

Harrold LR, Patterson MK, Andrade SE, Dube T, Go AS, Buist AS, Chan KA, Weller PF, Wechsler ME, Yood RA, Davis KJ, Platt R, Walker AM. Asthma drug use and the development of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2007; 16:620-626.

• Canto JG, Goldberg RJ, Hand MM, Bonow RO, Sopko G, Pepine CJ, Long T. Symptom presentation of women with acute coronary syndromes. Arch Intern Med 2007;167:2405-2413.

• Go AS, Yang J, Gurwitz JH, Hsu J, Lane K, Platt R. Comparative effectiveness of β- adrenergic antagonists (atenolol, metoprolol tartrate, carvedilol) on the risk of rehospitalization in adults with heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2007;100: 690-6.

Mazor KM, Sabin JE, Boudreau D, Goodman MJ, Gurwitz JH, Herrington LJ, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Smith DH, Meterko V, Platt R. Cluster randomized trials: Opportunities and barriers identified by leaders of eight health plans. Med Care 2007;45:S29-S37.

Stille CJ, Primack WA, McLaughlin TJ, Wasserman RC. Parents as information intermediaries between primary care and specialty physicians. Pediatrics 2007;120:1238-1246.

• Buist DSM, Ichikawa L, Prout MN, Yood MU, Field TS, Owusu C, Geiger AM, Quinn VP, Wei F, Silliman RA. Receipt of primary breast cancer therapy and adjuvant therapy are not associated with obesity in older women with breast cancer. J Clinical Oncology 2007;25:3428-36.

• Thwin SS, Clough-Gorr KM, McCarty MC, Lash TL, Alford SH, Buist DSM, Enger SM, Field TS, Frost F, Wei F, Silliman RA. Automated inter-rater reliability assessment and electronic data collection in a multi-center breast cancer study. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007;7:23.

• Subramanian S, Hoover S, Gilman B, Field TS, Mutter R, Gurwitz JH. Computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support in long-term care facilities: Costs and benefits to stakeholders. J Am Geriatric Soc 2007;55:1451-7.

Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Radford MJ, Harrold LR, Becker R, Reed G, DeBellis K, Moldoff J, Verzier N. The safety of warfarin therapy in the nursing home setting. Am J Med 2007;120:539-44.

• Go AS, Yang J, Gurwitz JH, Hsu J, Lane K, Platt R. Comparative effectiveness of β- adrenergic antagonists (atenolol, metoprolol tartrate, carvedilol) on the risk of rehospitalization in adults with heart failure. Am J Cardiol 2007;100:690-6.

Ding H, Field TS. Bone health in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer: How protective is tamoxifen? Cancer Treatment Rev 2007;33:506-513.

Morse AN, Young SB, O’Dell KK, Howard AE, Baker SP, Aronson MP. Midline anterior repair alone versus anterior repair plus vaginal paravaginal repair: a comparison of anatomic and subjective outcomes. Int J Urogyn 2007;18:245-9.

• Stuart B, Wrobel M, Doshi JA, Briesdacher BA. Will Part D produce savings in Part A and Part B? Inquiry 2007 (in press)

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